Monday, 2 August 2010

Walter Definis: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III

Walter Definis got his solo in time... but will you? The countdown has started... just 13 days left...

My Entry for Shred This III: Bret Garsed


I'm getting my skates on and working hard to deliver on time!


Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition ends 23:00 (GMT) Sunday, August 15th

Fred Vezina: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III Canada Fusion

Fred Vezina is based in Canada, he's done a number of warm ups and posted this great entry.

Shred this III: Fred V with Brett Garsed (backing track)


Shred this, warm up 3


Now you go and warm up too... remember there are only 13 days left!


Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition ends 23:00 (GMT) Sunday, August 15th

Tommy Ermolli, Daniele Liverani: Twinspirits My Future

Twinspirits - My Future Video clip directed and produced by Daniele Liverani. This video clip is for my personal fun and is not to be considered official.

Twinspirits - My Future (unofficial video)

Andy McKee, Guthrie Govan, Joe Robinson: Six String Theory appearence

Andy McKee, Guthrie Govan, Joe Robinson are three guitarists that Lee Ritenour discovered on YouTube and has included on Six String Theory. 6 String Theory is a special project put together by legendary guitarist Lee Ritenour in celebration of the world's most popular instrument - the guitar! Joining him in this tribute to the guitar, the all-star line-up includes George Benson, BB King, Slash, Steve Lukather, John Scofield, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray and Vince Gill among many other superstars. Blending rock, blues, jazz, acoustic, country and classical, they come together for a seamless project that promises to take the listener on a musical journey and exploration of the guitar. Also featured on vocals are BB King, Robert Cray, Vince Gill, Keb' Mo', Taj Majal, Joe Bonamassa and Jonny Lang. Debuting on this release is sixteen-year-old guitarist Shon Boublil who was the grand prize winner of Lee Ritenour's Yamaha Six String Theory Guitar Competition.


YouTube Sensations - Andy McKee, Guthrie Govan, Joe Robinson

Matias Kupiainen: Stratovarius to appear at Hardrockhell

Paul Dianno has pulled out of Hard Rock Hell IV, due to "logistical reasons.". However he will be replaced by Stratovarius. The event is schedlued for Pontin’s in Prestyn, North Wales from December 3rd-5th.

For more info visit Hardrockhell.com.

TJ Helmerich, Billy Sheehan: Eddie Jobson's UZ tour 2010 photos

Full list of TJ Helmerich's Photos - Eddie Jobson's UZ tour 2010 http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=189635&id=777129431

Lee Ritenour, Steve Lukather, Neal Schon, Slash: 6 String Theory

6 String Theory is a special project put together by legendary guitarist Lee Ritenour in celebration of the world's most popular instrument - the guitar! Joining him in this tribute to the guitar, the all-star line-up includes George Benson, BB King, Slash, Steve Lukather, John Scofield, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray and Vince Gill among many other superstars. Blending rock, blues, jazz, acoustic, country and classical, they come together for a seamless project that promises to take the listener on a musical journey and exploration of the guitar. Also featured on vocals are BB King, Robert Cray, Vince Gill, Keb' Mo', Taj Majal, Joe Bonamassa and Jonny Lang. Debuting on this release is sixteen-year-old guitarist Shon Boubil who was the grand prize winner of Lee Ritenour's Yamaha Six String Theory Guitar Competition.

68 - Lee Ritenour, Steve Lukather, Neal Schon, Slash

Sam Bell: available for Skype lessons

Lessons are £10 for a 40 minute session. Students will need paypal, skype and a plugged in guitar! Contact: sambellguitar@hotmail.com or leave a messege here on youtube for more information or to book a session. Thank you!

Sam Bell Skype Guitar Lessons

Artak Martin: incredible piano tapping!

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Krisztian Lovrek: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III

Shred This III ( Brett Garsed ) competition entry by Krisztian Lovrek

Sredit5150: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III

Shred this III: Brett Garsed Dimarzio Competition

Tim Khalil: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III fellow Aussie give the stick a funking

Tim Khalil is from Australia and he decided that one take was not enough. Both sound pretty good to me.

Shred this III Brett Garsed -Tim Khalil (abandoned take)



Shred This III Brett Garsed -Tim Khalil



Abandon your takes and post them into the competition:



Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition ends 23:00 (GMT) Sunday, August 15th

Lyle Watt: Blue Noize - winner here?

Lyle Watt - Blue Noize





Blue Noize solo contest Enter Now!

Maranhão: Mr Morse Live

Mr Morse (LIVE) - Maranhão

Tom Quayle: DoFret interview

Photo's by http://www.william-ellis.com/

Q: Do you have any plans for a solo CD release?

A: I certainly do - I just wish I had more time to get it finished. I'm actually not too far away from finishing the writing stage now. I think I have about 9 tunes very close to being finished in demo form. I can't wait to send them to the band and hear what they play. I'll keep the musicians secret for now but safe to say it's gonna be an awesome line up! The music should be fairly diverse but will all be groove based with large improvised sections and lots and lots of chord changes! You'll see some familiar names to Do Fret on there guesting! As of yet I'm not sure on a release schedule but even the release should be a fairly exciting event as I have some cool news about who's going to be releasing it and where it's going to be recorded! I'm keeping quiet for now though! Sorry... Full interview

Michael Dolce: DoFret interview

A: Firstly I’d like to thank you Trevor for giving me the time and opportunity to chat with you on Do Fret.

The title of the album “Everything til now” is pretty much an accurate description of what the album is all about. Its a collection of styles that I’ve loved playing throughout my career right up until this point! It has elements of country, blues, fusion and acoustic ballads. I’ve always liked to listen to really simple catchy melodies and have always been inspired by great song writing so for me it was always about creating songs and melodies that not only guitar players would like but also your everyday music lover.

I grew up surrounded by my dads collection of albums which were all very melodic country western tunes and in that same collection there were an abundance of Italian folk songs, in addition to this, I was lucky enough to be introduced to the music of the “The Shadows” at a young age, by my uncle, that was it for me - to hear the guitar sing those melodies was the way I wanted to create and develop as a writer and a player, that has always been the bench mark for me. The song writing created by Hank Marvin and his guitar playing, still to this very day inspires me. Genius!

“Everything til now” is full of simple melodies, different styles and just enough icing to keep the advanced guitarist listening. I approached the various styles in a none traditional or purist way (cause I can’t really play them properly haha) I suppose that’s what gives it another twist.

All the songs were written over the course of 2 weeks but took over 10 months to complete due to touring commitments and musicians availabilities.

The album would never be what it is, if it wasn’t for all my amazing friends that played on it, who also happen to be Australia’s finest musicians and that is so evident in the finished product.

Please feel free to visit me and say hello at my site http://www.michaeldolcemusic.com - you can also purchase a copy of my album there! Full interview

Alex Bodnar: example improv solos

Tasty Shredding



Tasty Shredding 2



Space Between The Notes: buy


1. Philosopher's Stone
2. Life On Mars
3. Bass Balls
4. Sumerian Origins
5. No.B5
6. Ether
7. Jammin In Pajamas
8. Desert Sand
9. Manifestation Of Tranquility
10. Unpaved Roads
11. Molecular Waltz
12. Organic Love
13. Ponder Hour
14. E 4 Electron

http://www.myspace.com/alexbodnar
Alex Bodnar improvising a guitar solo with his teeth. Teeth start at 0:45 - The trick is to slide the string of the top two front teeth and never actually bite, unless you have a dentist in the family -

Melodic Teeth Guitar Solo


Alex Bodnar Plays the Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone Compressor Sustainer

Guthrie Govan: preparing for Erotic Cakes backing track project


While we're preparing the Erotic Cakes backing track project (in collaboration with GG himself) we thought we'd give all you Guthrie fans something to keep your chops in shape.
This is another of those amazing solos that he improvised over our jam tracks; in this case, 'Funky Blues' from Jambusters 2.
The package includes audio and video versions of Guthrie's amazing solo, along with the jam track, full Tab and theory/technique notes. Get this superb package now!

Alex Hutchings: win $3000 of Boss and Roland gear!

After the success of the 2008 and 2009 UK Boss Loopstation championships, the search for the most talented looper is going global.

Any musician can enter; Boss are looking for guitarists, bassists and beat boxers through to violinists, trumpeters and vocalists.

The UK leg launched on 1st August and loopers need to upload their demo to YouTube and then enter via www.roland.co.uk/wlc. The site shows a video snippet of our very own Mr Hutchings demonstrating what can be achieved with a Loopstation.


Boss World Loop Station Championship - UK advert and demo




Successful loopers will be invited to the UK final, which will be held towards the end of the year.

The UK winner will be flown to Los Angeles - all expenses paid - to compete at the NAMM Show in January 2011 where they'll battle against the other winners from all over the World, before hopefully bringing the trophy and glory back to the UK. The overall winner will also win $3000 of Boss and Roland gear of their choice.

Loop Station Example - Alex Hutchings

TJ Helmerich,Jennifer Batten: Ziua Chitarelor, just two of the judges for ZC3 Competition!!!


Ziua Chitarelor: A super cool opportunity to get you noticed. A brilliant competition from Ziua Chitarelor to be part of ZC3 feature the top players from around the world.   The competition will enable you to play in front of these amazing players and a full audience.

This is what you have to do:
All entrants should send a video entry to Ziua Chitarelor on facebook where you will be short listed:

Add your entry to Ziua Chitarelor

The best entries will play live at Ziua Chitarelor 3, at Bucarest on September the 18 2010.

At the final  you will play your solo on a stage and be judged by an incredible guitar panel of judges from top line guitar players, industry insiders and commentators from the blogosphere.

These are the judges in A to Z order:

1. Andreas Oberg
2. Corrado Sgandurra
3. Damjan Pejcinoski ( Winner of the Ziua Chitarelor 2)
4. Dave Martone
5. Dragianni ( 2nd place Ziua Chitarelor 2)
6. Fabrizio Dadò ( Axe Magazine)
7. Guglielmo Malusardi ( Axe Magazine)
8. Jennifer Batten
9. Laurie Monk (truthinshredding.com)
10. Michael Lee Firkins
11. Stuart Hamm
12. TJ Helmerich

The winner of the contest will also be a guest at Ziua Chitarelor - ZC4 - plus will get features in Axe magazine and other guitar prizes.

Remember: Ziua Chitarelor 3
Location:Bucuresti - Romania
Time:Saturday, 18 September 2010 10:30